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Pentagon seeks funds to fix-up Guantanamo

Of the $200m requested for renovation of prison, most would go towards new barracks for US troops.
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2013 02:13

President Barack Obama famously promised five years ago to close the US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Now, the controversial prison may receive renovations funds, and with less than a quarter of the requested $200m to go towards housing for detainees.

A large sum, meanwhile, would be used for new barracks for US troops.

Al Jazeera's Rosalind Jordan reports.

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